Providing a smooth and efficient content collaboration experience is one of the top priorities in our product development. With this in mind, we integrated Wrike with several popular file sharing tools, introduced live text collaboration, and much more. Today, we're happy to announce one more prominent enhancement: you can enjoy instant previews of all your docs attached to tasks without downloading them! We implemented this new functionality with the help of Box View, a new technology that was officially announced by Box today.
Thanks to our integration, you no longer have to immediately download any files to your computer when you want to view them. Now, they can be previewed right in the task where they reside. No matter what computer you're on and what software you have installed - just a browser is enough to open all attached .pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt, and .pptx files. Instant file access means you can comment on the latest uploads as soon as they appear in your workspace. And if you decide that you want to make edits directly to the document, you can still download and save it to your computer from the preview screen.
Content technology has been updating and improving faster than ever before. In the consumer world, we have Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, and a never-ending list of new apps that allow us to share and access photos and videos with a few finger swipes. At work, Wrike delivers similar speed to the project and task management space with real-time collaborative editing, push messaging, and Office integration.
But Wrike always looks for opportunities to raise the bar, and by implementing Box View we will take your document collaboration to the next level. The new view combines the superior experience Wrike demands with HTML5 and high-fidelity viewing technology. And it works for all attachments, not only the ones uploaded directly from Box.
The use of HTML5 technology means three things for Box View:
(1) it loads lightning fast using small file sizes while maintaining image quality,
(2) it works on all modern browsers without extra downloads, and
(3) it looks great on any device at any size.
"With their continuous investment into security and infrastructure, Box View delivers on two values indispensable to Wrike: enterprise-grade service and excellent user experience. As a Box partner, this is great news," comments Andrew Filev, our CEO. "With very little development effort, Wrike can deliver the latest, greatest content viewing experience across web and mobile, and expand upon it with more real-time collaboration capabilities. We can continue to provide improved content sharing for improved productivity. It's transforming how companies spread information inside and outside their organizations."
We're excited to present to you docs without downloads. It's instant and it's revolutionizing content collaboration. Take a peek and let us know what you think! We're beginning to steadily release the new view for all Premium and Enterprise accounts, but if you're eager to try it right away, contact our Support team.